THIS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN CLOSED
Team Member: Linh Nguyen
Suzanna Attia wrote -
Malawi has been devastated by recent flooding and more rain is on the way. Over 200,000 families are living in temporary camps or homeless. They have intermittent access to clean water, little if any food, and have lost their homes, belongings, and their livelihood in farming.
They need basic necessities such as food, clothes, blankets, medical aid, plastic sheeting, coal, mosquito nets, pots and utensils, and more.
I'm working now with MSF to provide direct medical aid in Nsanje, one of the hardest hit regions. Many villages however remain without assistance. Together with a Blantyre resident, we have located two village in urgent need.
Here's how you can help:
I have a direct, trustworthy contact to a village of 186 displaced families. This is the village of Mkhumba, Phalombe district.
These villagers have not yet received sufficient aid. They lack and urgently need food, utensils, plastic sheeting, blankets, coal, and clean water.
~$20 USD can sponsor one family with necessary daily utensils (pot, water basin, cups, bowls, cooking spoon, plastic sheets for temporary shelter from the rain)
~$50 USD can sponsor utensils + food and basic clothing
~$100 USD can sponsor many!
I will use 100% of the money I receive to purchase supplies here in Blantyre, Malawi and deliver them with my Malawian contacts straight to the people who need your help. I have reliable contacts there who will ensure that noone skims off the supplies or tries to sell the supplies (it is happening all the time here!).
If miraculously we are able to supply the needs of these 189 families, I will begin directing the assistance to additional locations.
Please note that your donation is incredibly important. I am not a 501c3 and therefore cannot provide you with tax deduction but I hope this won't deter you from giving generously. Crowdrise helps people like me to rapidly raise funds. They deduct a small fee for this.
Look here for updates on our progress!